If your family loves Mexican food, these healthy homemade low carb gluten free tortillas are a must try. The recipe is super easy to make too!
Let’s face it, there’s no doubt you’ll have to learn how to cook things you took for granted when you move to a healthier eating plan.
Luckily, it’s pretty easy to make a lot of those things yourself. So don’t get intimidated just because you haven’t done it before.
Sure, it’s convenient to just grab a package of pre-made food. But, take a look at the ingredients and ask yourself if those are things you really want to put in your body.
Gluten is the #1 thing to avoid because of the many benefits of going gluten-free. And these homemade low carb gluten free tortillas will be your go-to every Mexican night!
The recipe is perfect if you and your family have decided to switch to a healthier lifestyle free of gluten and excess carbs. The tortillas may be light on the carbs but it doesn’t skimp out on the taste at all — hooray!
How to Make Gluten-Free Tortillas
You’ll need the following simple ingredients to make wheat free tortillas that taste amazing:
- almond flour
- coconut flour
- baking powder
- xanthan gum
- sea salt
- warm water
To start, you’ll dump all the ingredients into a food processor or high speed blender. (photo 1) Then process together until a dough ball forms. (photo 2)
The dough is then removed and divided into 8 equal pieces. The dough is then rolled-out in between two pieces of wax paper with a rolling pin or a glass bottle. (photo 3)
You can use a circular dough cutter to make perfectly formed circles, if desired. (photo 4) Tracing around a round bowl also works.
Then, just cook each piece in a skillet on medium high heat for about 1-2 minutes on both sides. (photo 5 &6) If tortilla rises or bubbles are formed, use a spatula to press down to smoothen out the tortilla.
Although regular table salt can be used, we prefer all natural sea salt because it’s less processed and contains more trace minerals. Our favorite brand is Real Salt which is an unrefined mineral salt.
Wheat Free Tortillas
The blend of almond and coconut flour is the what makes these tortillas free of gluten. And, it keeps them light and healthy for all your Mexican lunches and dinners!
Once you master the recipe, you’ll want to make these super easy homemade low carb gluten free tortillas for almost any meal! So keep the recipe in a convenient spot.
They are good for a variety of meals that you can prepare for many occasions like parties and gatherings, family lunches or dinners and even packed lunches for school or work.
You can use the tortillas as a keto wrap to make cheesy roll-ups with some of your favorite fillings. Serve it as a whole roll or slice them up into sushi-like bites!
Or, layer up the tortillas to make thicker low carb quesadillas! Mm-mmm!
They are perfect for making simple lunches like cheese and spinach tortilla melts. And, they are great for quick cold cut sandwiches too!
We also enjoy using them to make ultra thin tortilla pizzas with our favorite toppings! This is great for parties where guests can build up their own pizza.
If you don’t have a griddle, the tortillas can be sized to fit into a skillet. Larger circles can be made, but it’s easier to cook them when smaller.
You can make different flavors of tortillas using spinach, sun dried tomatoes and garlic. Or get creative and use your own add-ins to vary the color and flavor.
Having a variety to choose from on the dinner table allows mixing and matching with different fillings to change things up. This makes the meal more exciting!
These mini breads also work well with light dishes like our easy spinach strawberry walnut salad recipe. So even though they are traditional with Mexican dishes, they don’t have to be limited to that.
We hope you enjoy these amazing homemade low carb tortillas! And if you don’t have time to cook, you might be interested in reading this guide to low carb bread.
Homemade Low-Carb Gluten Free Tortillas
If your family loves Mexican food, these healthy homemade low carb tortillas are a must try. The recipe is super easy to make too!
- 3/4 cup almond flour
- 1/2 cup coconut flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon xanthan gum
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 2-4 teaspoon luke warm water
- In a food processor, dump all the ingredients in. Blend them together until a ball forms.
- Remove and divide into 8 equal pieces.
- Roll out tortillas in between two pieces of wax paper with a rolling pin or a glass bottle.
- Cut into circles with a knife tracing around a small bowl or use a circular dough cutter.
- On medium high heat, cook in each piece in a skillet for 1-2 minutes on both sides.
- If tortilla rises or bubbles are formed, use a spatula to press down to smoothen out the tortilla.
Add in spinach, sun dried tomatoes, and or garlic to make flavor variations.
Roll with filling and cut into rounds for pinwheel appetizers.
The tortillas are great as a crust for mini low carb pizza.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 92Saturated Fat: 1gSodium: 317mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 4gProtein: 3g